Senior Analyst Strategy
  • South Africa
  • MultiChoice Group
Job Description

Senior Analyst Strategy

MultiChoice South Africa


Closing date:
29 Nov 2022

Position Type:

MultiChoice City

Job Description:

The Organization

The MultiChoice Group is a multinational media and entertainment group headquartered in South Africa, Dubai and the Netherlands with principal operations in pay television, video entertainment, advertising and content security. Brands within the Group include DStv, GOtv, SuperSport, M-Net, DStv Media Sales, Showmax and European-based content security leader Irdeto. We’re proud to say we serve over 20 million subscribers across 50 African markets, with a successful history of identifying and adapting to industry trends, allowing us to continuously deliver the best in entertainment. Key areas of operations are:

  • Storytelling ranging from content creation, production and aggregation including the best global general entertainment, sport and eminent African content library, delivered to customers
  • Pay Television: direct-to-home satellite and digital terrestrial television services.
  • SVOD: subscription video on demand services across multiple online platforms with a focus on library and local content in developing markets, and
  • Advertising: providing dynamic media solutions; handling commercial airtime, on-air sponsorships, content integration, and online sales across a variety of 130+ channel brands on linear TV, VOD, social media, and digital platforms.

The group’s strength lies in its focus on local language and culture, its entrepreneurial spirit and the quality of its workforce. MultiChoice Group has a successful history of identifying trends early, adapting them for the markets in which it operates and leveraging them to maximum advantage. The group generates revenues primarily through subscription model, with a growing contribution from advertising revenue. Its key objectives are to:

  • Expand Pay TV, SVOD subscriber base and Advertising sales
  • Focus on investment and technology
  • Maintain a local approach
  • Provide quality service
  • Attract innovative and motivated employees

Join Africa’s most loved storyteller!

Position Name

Senior Analyst Strategy

Position ID

Reports to

Head of Strategy MCSA
Head of Strategy & Partnerships Head of Strategy & Execution

Direct Reports








Key Customers


  • Head of Strategy SA/MAL and Head of Connected Video Market Development
  • Head of Strategy & Partnerships
  • Head of Strategy & Execution
  • Strategy Managers
  • Chief Strategy Officer (Video Entertainment)
  • CFO (Video Entertainment)
  • Group and Business unit CEO’s and CFO’s
  • GM’s and Divisional HeadsExternal:
  • Industry players
  • Research agencies


South Africa, Johannesburg, Randburg

Purpose of the Position:

  • Support development of VE strategy and execution of strategic and business development priorities
  • Conduct research and analyses to support and inform the strategy and business planning process.
  • Undertake competitive market intelligence, analysis and risk assessments to identify new business initiatives and develop financial models and frameworks where needed
  • Provide financial modelling, quantitative analysis and evaluation services to the strategy team and broader
  • business; e.g. strategic project research, scenario planning, market projections, valuations, due diligences, building financial models and business cases according to business requirements

Key Performance Objectives


Strategy and Business Development

  • Support development of the VE Strategy and execution of strategic initiatives where applicable, based on developed insights
  • Develop hypothesis-driven point of views on strategic priorities and key considerations for the relevant topics
  • Build scenario analysis by identifying strategic options, mapping pros/cons and providing input into strategy based on research findings
  • Support business strategic projects and due diligence
  • Identify and analyse potential new partnership opportunities, and support assessments and due diligences on potential partnerships

Market Intelligence

  • Maintain an industry-wide perspective on major trends, including macro- economic, consumer, regulatory, technology, distribution channels, product and competitive trends, industry best practices, and identifying potential strategic and financial implications for Multichoice
  • Conduct or commission market research, gather and analyse research findings to identify strategic initiatives and new growth opportunities across markets and products to support the strategy and business
  • Track market share and competitive developments, and conduct competitor analysis by performing necessary analyses, SWOT assessments, and developing relevant recommendations
  • Gather, compile and analyse relevant MultiChoice internal data that would contribute to strategy and business development activities
  • Conduct detailed analyses of specific areas of interest
  • Consolidate information and research findings in actionable items

Commercial Analysis

  • Develop business cases, perform due diligence and valuations, and work cross-functionally to execute strategic priorities and plans
  • Develop and analyse frameworks to support data driven strategy, evaluation of new opportunities, partnerships and/or acquisitions
  • Develop financial models to forecast market, competitor, and industry trends, develop and model scenarios, and evaluate the potential impact of any strategic initiatives
  • Develop market projections and forecast for business market studies, and benchmarking/research to support the business where needed
  • Assist with Business Analysis work where required, which may involve analyses, business cases, and documentation
  • Involvement in key projects to provide process optimisation support, business analysis and research and direction as required
  • Conduct detailed analyses of specific areas of interest identified


  • Generate relevant market intelligence to facilitate strategic, financial, or operational changes and decision-making and investment decisions
  • Translate data and findings into meaningful insights and presentations in order to present recommendations to key decision makers
  • Create visibility and clarity in the organization around new market
  • §opportunities, business priorities, and operational requirements; as well as the reasons why these are important to the business

Stakeholder Relations

  • Partner across functions and business units to operationalise strategy and optimise tactics
  • Provide support to internal to ensure achievement of business objectives
  • Establish and maintain healthy, diverse internal (and external relations where relevant) in the achievement of business goals

Qualifications Essential:

  • A degree in Finance, Mathematics, Economics, Statistics, Accounting, Engineering, Sciences, or Business Administration related fieldQualification Preferred:
  • Post graduate degree in Finance, Mathematics, Economics, Statistics, Accounting, Engineering, Sciences, or Business Administration


  • Analyst: Minimum of 5 years in Strategy Consulting, Business Strategy, Commercial analysis, M&A
  • Experience with Telecommunications, Digital and/or Media & Entertainment industries preferred

Technical Competencies

  • Strategic thinking and decision making
  • Hypothesis-driven problem solving and work planning
  • Very strong analytical and quantitative skill set
  • Financial acumen, and ability to build financial models and run scenario simulations
  • Business acumen
  • Advanced computer literacy in Microsoft Office (word, excel and power point)
  • Knowledge of different research methodologies preferred

Behavioral Competencies

  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization
  • Teamwork and ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing (word, power point)
  • Deadline-driven, organized and able to multitask, plan and organize complex projects
  • Innovation, creativity and holistic thinking
  • Customer and Results orientation
  • Persuading and Influencing
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Decision Making
  • Critical Appraisal

Job Type: Full-time

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